About the U.S. Coast Guard search off West Seattle

Several readers have asked about a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and boat appearing to have been searching off West Seattle’s west-facing shore in the past few hours. We just checked with USCG Public Affairs. They explain they were called in because of an unoccupied “dinghy” – they found it and via a cell phone in it, traced its owner to Manchester (near the Southworth ferry dock). The owner said that the dinghy had gotten loose; it’s since been returned to its owner.

3 Replies to "About the U.S. Coast Guard search off West Seattle"

  • Skeptic September 2, 2021 (2:56 pm)

    There are not too many places in this world where a helicopter and a boat are dispatched to search for a possible missing person when an empty dinghy is found adrift.  I am very thankful for the USCG and fortunate to be boater in Puget Sound.

    • Michael September 2, 2021 (3:23 pm)

      I agree!!

      • Carlos September 2, 2021 (9:14 pm)

        Agree as well! Thanks USCG, we are proud of you guys 

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